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Federal Judge Grants Restraining Order Against President’s Travel Ban

President Trump has not made a statement on the judge's decision

  A Federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order against President Trump’s controversial travel ban. The executive order, signed last week by the president, suspended immigration from seven countries for 90 days. It also put a hold on the U.S. refugee program for 120 days and indefinitely halted Syrian refugees from entering the country. Federal Judge James Robart from…

Children of Late Bobby Vee Fighting Over Singer’s Estate

The children are claiming some are misusing the money from the estate

Two of Bobby Vee’s four children have filed a court petition claiming their siblings are misusing money from the late pop singer’s estate. Robby Velline and Jennifer Whittet Velline claim in the Stearns County District Court petition that their brothers, Tommy and Jeff Velline, have used money from the estate for their personal benefit. The brothers have filed a counter…

Leader of Standing Rock Tribe Says DAPL Protesters are Undermining Legal Efforts

Authorities arrested 74 protesters on Wednesday, including former Democratic candidate for U.S. House, Chase Iron Eyes

  Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault is criticizing Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents who set up a camp on private land. He says the move undermines the tribe’s efforts to make a legitimate case against the pipeline, which the tribe says threatens its drinking water. Authorities arrested 74 protesters after they set up tee-pees Wednesday on land owned by…

How the Supreme Court Nominee Impacts a Generation

We ask a local political scientist why this important decision can reshape the constitution

  It’s a decision which affects all of us, and could affect us for a whole generation. MSUM political science professor Dr. Barbara Headrick said this is one of the most important positions in Washington D.C. “You only have nine people on the Supreme Court and that is the final arbiter of what does the constitution mean, what do federal…

Spirit Lake Man Sentenced for 2016 Murder

Thundershield was convicted of second-degree murder and three assault charges

A man convicted of fatally stabbing another man and injuring his nephew on the Spirit Lake Reservation last spring has been sentenced to life in prison. Dallas Thundershield, 36, was found guilty of killing Richard Demarce Sr. and injuring Elvis Demarce in an April 2016 fight. It began while the three were driving around with Thundershield’s girlfriend. A jury in…

Former Deputy U.S. Marshal Takes Plea Deal on Federal Child Porn Charges

Michael Rivera admitted to downloading pictures and videos of young girls from the internet

A former deputy U.S. marshal who is accused of peeping at women in dressing rooms plans to plead guilty to a federal child porn charge. According to a plea agreement signed last week, Michael Rivera admitted to downloading pictures and videos of young girls from the internet. The images were found on Rivera’s computer as police were investigating state allegations…

DAPL Protesters Continue to Trespass, Vandalize Backwater Bridge

The Morton County Sheriff's Office says they arrested 21 more people, bringing the total to 624

For a third consecutive night, pipeline protesters trespassed and tried to force authorities from the Backwater Bridge. The Morton County Sheriff says around 150 people gathered on the bridge Wednesday night. Three tire fires were started on the bridge along with two fires on each side of the bridge. Protesters attempted to get behind the law enforcement line several times….

Two Teens Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of Rapid City Gas Station Employee

Police say the teens have been charged with murder and robbery

Two teens arrested in the stabbing of a Rapid City gas station clerk have been charged with murder and robbery. Carlos Quevedo, 17, of Rapid City, was charged as an adult with first- and second-degree murder and robbery. Cody Grady, 19,of Rapid City, has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery. Police say they went into a Loaf N’ Jug…

Judge Refuses Lower Bail for Wahpeton Man Accused in Breckenridge Shooting

Matthew Allard, 27, is jailed on a minimum of $200,000 bail

  A judge has refused to lower bail for a Wahpeton man charged with attempted murder in a shooting at a home in Breckenridge last month. The lawyer for 27 year-old Matthew Allard asked that his bail be reduced. He’s jailed on a minimum of $200,000. Allard is accused of shooting another man in the stomach during an argument. Witnesses…

Victim’s Daughters Speak in Final Sentencing of Gaarsland Case

Scott Moen is given a 20-year prison sentence in the beating death of Joey Gaarsland

A judge exceeded the recommended sentence for the last man accused in the bar beating death of Fargo man Joey Gaarsland. Scott Moen was given a 20-year sentence despite prosecution recommending 15 years. But family members say even that isn’t enough. “The man you followed, you hit him to the ground, stomped on his head over and over and watched…